May 2009

May 26, 2009 - A Great Day For Route 66 in Illinois!

Today we are proud to bring you two BIG pieces of Route 66 news!

First, a 1.3-mile section of Old Route 66 southeast of Lake Springfield has been designated a National Historic Place! The 80-year-old piece of the Mother Road will be preserved for generations to come, thanks to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Secondly, the Federal Highway Administration has granted the state of Illinois nearly $400,000 for the placement of informational exhibits along Route 66. Start dusting off your historic Route 66 photos!

Be sure to click through to the State Journal Register of Springfield, IL for the whole story!

The President's View - Summer 2009

Every Association's membership is made up of different member types. Some just like to read their magazine and know they are helping to keep the Association going strong with their dues. Some like their magazine, go online occasionaly and will send an email or two for information. Others come "home" to the Hall of Fame banquet once a year to see old friends and reminisce. Some volunteer their time, show up to help out, come to meetings when they can. Everyone has their own style of being a member and every member of our Association is valued. The spirit of the road connects us all.

Lemont Legends Cruise Night - Wednesdays

Lemont Legends Cruise Night

June 3 - August 26, 2009

Wednesday events from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

www.lemontchamber.com

July 4th Celebration - Dwight

July 4th Celebration - Dwight

Downtown Dwight

Let’s Buzz The Gut - Dwight

Let’s Buzz The Gut - Dwight

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cruise In - Downtown Dwight

Sugar Creek Arts Festival - Normal

Sugar Creek Arts Festival - Normal

July 11-12, 2009

24th Annual Festival

Over 170 vendors

July 4th Celebration - Williamsville

Williamsville's July 4th Celebration

Cruise Nights in Berwyn

Cruise Nights in Berwyn

Tuesdays, June 2-16 & July 7-21, 2009

 

Cruise Nights in Berwyn

Cruise Nights in Berwyn

Tuesdays, June 2-16 & July 7-21, 2009

 

Cruise Nights in Berwyn

Cruise Nights in Berwyn

Tuesdays, June 2-16 & July 7-21, 2009

 

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Here's How!

Historic Maps

Highway GuideWatch Route 66 evolve into The Mother Road  with maps and highway guides from 1917-1992 courtesty of the official Illinois Digital Archives.